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    Re: Cylinder bore question

    Post more pictures of the pistons.------Something tells me there might not be many hrs on the pistons shown so far.
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    Re: 85ESL69S Base Plate Assembly Binding

    Perhaps the plastic ring was not installed properly.----Show it installed on the base plate.
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    Re: Cylinder bore question

    Sharp eye to spot the 120 / 140 pages on the work bench.----Any more pictures of those 2 pistons and the other 2 pistons.------The color marking on rod was not due to anything inside the running...
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    Re: Cylinder bore question

    Well statement like " weak spark washing away the oil " just make me chuckle a wee bit.-----Many folks just do not know how oil works in a 2 stroke or what happens when mixed fuel goes through a...
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    Re: Cylinder bore question

    ????------" weak spark washing away the oil "------Where did that wild idea come from ?-------Just more proof that oil / lubrication inside a 2 stroke is not well understood !!
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    Re: Cylinder bore question

    Simple facts for you.------I have seen pistons much worse!------There is nothing wrong with the crank journals.----Remove center bearing for inspection.----Nothing wrong with wrist pin.----New...
  7. Re: 2000 Mercury 125hp exlpto having problems reinstalling lower unit

    Second one today----Look at earlier post.----The lower unit jumped into forward when you were not looking.-----Put control in nuetral.----Put lower unit in nuetral.---Assemble.
  8. Thread: Merc 50HP

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    Re: Merc 50HP

    Post a picture of your control box.-----It has a neutral / fast idle function.------On most control boxes it is the shift cable that moves first !----Once motor is in gear the throttle cables...
  9. Re: 75HP 2 stroke ELPTO 2010 lower unit remove & instal question about forward or neutral

    No it is not !----I do this work alone.----Not as easy as it used to be.-----When lower unit is about and inch away and it won't slide together you reach up and turn the flywheel a wee bit.
  10. Re: 75HP 2 stroke ELPTO 2010 lower unit remove & instal question about forward or neutral

    This issue comes up all the time.---Yes you can turn the prop CCW to turn the driveshaft.-------Instead of trying to turn the prop on assembly just have an assistant ready to turn the flywheel ever...
  11. Re: New to my Boat and 40hp Johnson Super Sea-Horse Electramatic

    That page in your " manual " belongs in the wee house with the 1/4 moon in the door.-----There is a demand for TP these days.-------I repeat----You can pull the driveshaft out and slide it back in...
  12. Re: New to my Boat and 40hp Johnson Super Sea-Horse Electramatic

    Too bad about reading that manual.-------The driveshaft on your motor can be pulled out and re-installed / slipped back in all day long with with no damage.-----What sort of manual are you reading ???
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    Re: 1996 johnson heating

    That is correct on many outboard motors the tell tale is an indicator for the water pump.------And that tell tale water does NOT go through the block at all.-------The tell tale does NOT indicate /...
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    Re: Yamaha 30hp Autolube 1995 blue smoke

    Your first outboard motor ?-----Blue smoke is normal on a 2 stroke motor.----It has to show some smoke !----Amount of visible smoke can be reduced with certain oils.----If you just got this motor you...
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    Re: 1971 Mercury 800 / lower unit

    That makes no sense at all .----The shift shaft turns and does not move up or down.-----But post pictures to explain this to me.----Note -----I own more than 1 of these lower units.
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    Re: 1971 Mercury 800 / lower unit

    The clutch dog is spring loaded.--------It might / will jump into forward when you are not looking.------Then you might assemble and say " what happened " and pull your hair out.------Easy when you...
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    Re: Unusual sound or maybe not?

    In the video there is a big cover on the side of the block.------Take it off to look at pistons / rings.----Did you get warranty ?
  18. Re: A little confused and hoping for some propeller help...

    fact-----Did a test years ago 1970 model 115 HP Evinrude.------Same 16' ski boat, same trim angle, same afternoon.-----all 3 blade same style stainless props.------19" pitch , great acceleration max...
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    Re: 1994 40HP 4th cylinder not firing

    From 1000 miles away post # is vague.-----What exactly did you do ?----What wires did you switch ?---Details are a must.
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    Re: Bogging problem

    Stop !.-----Guessing and experimenting , replacing parts is expensive.-----Do a compression test first and post your numbers.----Are you saying this motor is running at 6500 to 7000 RPM ????----If so...
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